I'd like to spark a nice discussion about a law of attraction. Please read the whole thread, and even do your own research if you'd like. After doing that, please state your opinion about it. Why do you believe in it? Why don't you believe in it? Feel free to bring a religion as a reason, but please let's not turn this into a religion debate.
What is a law of attraction? A law of attraction is a belief that like attracts like. You could also put it as we become what we think. If you think in negative terms, you will get negative results. If you think in positive terms, you will achieve positive results.
A Parallel Situation to Human Mind (shortened version of Earl Nightingale's The Strangest Secret)
Suppose a farmer has some land, and the land gives him a choice - he may plant in the land whatever he chooses to. The land doesn't care, it's up to the farmer to make a decision. Human mind, like the land, doesn't care what you plant in it. It will return what you plant, but it doesn't care what you plant. Let's say a farmer has two seeds in his hand, one is corn and the other is a nightshade (a deadly poison). A farmer digs two little holes in the Earth and he plants those seeds. He covers up those holes, waters it and takes care of the land. What will happen? Land will return what is planted. It will return poison in just as wonderful abundance as it will corn. There have come two plants, one corn and one poison. Human mind is more complex, mysterious and incredible, but it works the same way. It doesn't care what we plant - success or failure, concrete worthwhile goal or confusion.